Waking up at 3AM to make the drive up to Sonoma from the Glen Park area of San Francisco wasn't easy, but I was willing to put in the time to capture a few unique images.
The goal was to arrive around 5A, while the first few balloons put on a show called "glowing," and then photograph the magical looking figures as they drift off into the deep blue morning horizon.
Pentax 67ii (65mm & 105mm lenses)
I only expected to walk away with these early morning images (since the light was the most interesting and I figured less people who be there shooting that early) however, I stuck around and captured a few more interesting digital and film images that I hope showcases the experience and mood one can have at The Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Nikon D810 (70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens)